People get in car accidents every day in the Franklin area and many of those accidents lead to injuries. According to Findlaw.com, in 2012 alone, 1.6 million of the 5.6 million reported accidents in the U.S. involved people being injured.
Every accident is different, but some of the most common injuries that people suffer in motor vehicle accidents include:
- Back and head injuries – when you are sitting in a car that is struck by another vehicle head injuries are very common. Head injuries can occur from hitting the steering wheel, an air bag that has deployed, or hitting the windshield, roof or side window. Injuries to your back or spinal cord are also quite common, and they can lead to several other medical issues down the road.
- Chest and neck injuries – whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries and it can leave your neck in serious pain and discomfort for many months or years, or even permanently. You can also suffer severe damage to your chest or ribs by colliding with something inside your car during an accident.
- Legs, hands and arms – other areas of the body that are commonly hurt are the legs, arms and hands as bones can be broken or sprained, or ligaments can be damaged.
Whether an injury seems slight or serious, it is important to seek medical care and go through an examination. The examination can reveal hidden injuries and strengthen your case if you decide to file a claim for compensation.
While you may find this information helpful, it should not be taken as legal advice.